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Details for Patent: 4,322,438

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Summary for Patent: 4,322,438

Title: Method for the use of orally administered 13-cis-retinoic acid in the treatment of acne
Abstract:In a method of alleviating nodulocystic and conglobate acne in humans by the oral administration of 13-cis-retinoic acid, the improvement comprising: administering the 13-cis-retinoic acid in a high dosage of from 1.0 to 2.0 mg/kg/day for from 2 to 4 weeks; and reducing the amount of 13-cis-retinoic acid to a low dosage of from 0.25 to 0.5 mg/kg/day for a period of from 12 to 14 weeks, so that the total treatment period is about 16 weeks.
Inventor(s): Peck; Gary L. (Silver Spring, MD)
Assignee: United States of America (Washington, DC)
Application Number:06/175,594
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